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[Resolved] Google calendar plugin

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  • Yeah, I’m working on one. A Google Calendar widget, in fact. It’s extremely basic right now, but here it is anyway:

    http://ottodestruct.com/blog/2006/04/18/google-calendar-widget/

    It may not work. I’ve been screwing around with the MagpieRSS stuff a lot, and so it may be dependant on my installation at the moment. 🙂

    You do need to have widgets, and you do need to have PHP 5.

    Read the readme.txt for details on usage.

    Anyway, I’m open to suggestions as to how to improve it. I’d like to add more functionality, but I’m not sure what people want to do with it.

    Post on my blog if you have any suggestions. 🙂

    I have been having difficulty getting a Google Calendar plugin/widget working with my site. I’d prefer not to have to modify too many files by hand – so that everything can be installed/uninstalled by people without too much WordPress knowldge in the future.

    After reading the discussions on Google’s non-standard XML format, would it not be possible to run the XML through something like Feedburner, then interpret that feed to give an events calendar? I’ve been playing around with it, and it seems to work ok, with the exception of recurring events.

    Google’s XML is perfectly standard. It’s an ATOM 1.0 feed. It’s just that ATOM 1.0 is not well supported by many systems.

    The solution is to simply update those systems, which is what I did and why my widget above includes an updated rss-functions file.

    I’ve just released an WordPress plugin based on my initial fooling around with Ajax and Google’s feed. While it is a standard XML feed, it’s important to add a series of options to the feed request in order to parse it easily and avoid reoccurring event problems. I’ve detailed it on my site.

    Here’s the link for my plugin:
    http://webchicanery.com/gcalajax/

    Hope this helps,
    Mark

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